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Systems Engineer

Reference number: CSA24J-135095-000034
Selection process number: 24-CSA-EA-85959
Canadian Space Agency
Longueuil (Québec)
EN-ENG-04
$104,135 to $121,451 (Under revision)

For further information on the organization, please visit Canadian Space Agency

Closing date: 25 April 2024 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: Persons residing in Canada, and Canadian citizens and Permanent residents abroad.

Update: Please note that we have extended the application deadline to April 25.

Important messages

We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, starting with the hiring process. If you need to be accommodated during any phase of the evaluation process, please use the Contact information below to request specialized accommodation. All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.

Assessment accommodation

We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, starting with the hiring process. If you need to be accommodated during any phase of the evaluation process, please use the Contact information below to request specialized accommodation. All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.

For candidates who applied through the EN-ENG-04, 22-CSA-EA-85594 process (qualified or not), please note that the evaluation of the criteria of this process may be transferred in whole or in part to the current process. Note that these same candidates must apply to the current process in order to be considered.

Note that the results of the competency assessments could be used by other Canadian Space Agency selection processes.

We will accept applications on-line only. All job applications must therefore be submitted through the Public Service Resourcing System.

The ability to communicate effectively in writing will be assessed throughout the process from the applicant's written responses and the application form.

Duties

✔Plans and conducts engineering work and co-ordinates and monitors work performed under contract or by CSA engineering and technical support staff.

✔Serves as project Lead Systems Engineer on assigned projects with low to medium level of integration and complexity (usually, on a sub-system level), and leads activities of a matrixed multidisciplinary engineering team assigned to these projects over the life-cycle of the project.

✔Establishes, maintains, and co-ordinates sub-systems requirements; critically assesses architectures and concepts to meet these requirements.

✔Critically assesses designs through the review of contractor documentation, including design specifications, plans, engineering analyses, schedules and cost estimates; identifies and manages technical risks and develops contingency plans.

✔Monitors the verification and validation processes and activities performed by the contractor, including environmental, functional, performance and commissioning activities; performs in-depth analyses, determines causes of technical problems and develops solutions.

✔Provides Systems Engineering services required for the deployment and operation of space systems, such as supporting the Launch and Early Operations Phase (LEOP), commissioning and routine operations, the resolution of system problems and the assessment of system capabilities for specific operations.

✔Researches, analyzes and makes recommendations to support the development of technical policies, standards, guidelines and procedures that govern space systems definition, development, deployment and operations.

✔Establishes and maintains working relationships and co-operative efforts with engineers of partner space agencies (ex: NASA, ESA), the project team and contractors.

✔Provides technical advice and recommendations to Systems Managers and Staff Systems Engineers, and to colleagues and contractors on specific technical issues, during the definition, development, deployment and operations phases of space systems.

✔Reviews and evaluates new knowledge and developments in Systems Engineering through the review of scientific, technical and patent literature.

Work environment

The Canadian Space Agency, a stimulating environment, is committed to leading the development and application of space knowledge for the benefit of Canadians and humanity.

Please note that the positions are located at the following addresses:
🚗 John H. Chapman Space Center, 6767, Route de l'Aéroport, Saint-Hubert, Quebec.

The Canadian Space Agency has its own departmental compensation service.

Here are some of the advantages of working at the John H. Chapman Space Centre, located in Longueuil:
- Free parking
- Free access to the gym (locker rooms and showers available at no charge)
- Outdoor terrace with tables and umbrellas
- Daycare "La Voie Lactée"
- Cafeteria
- Larkin-Kerwin Library

Other benefits, which vary depending on the position:
- Three weeks annual leave (upon hire)
- Pension plan
- Health and dental plans
- Family leave, sick leave, etc.


FLEXIBLE WORK:
During the COVID-19 pandemic, federal employees demonstrated their ability to adapt to new ways of working onsite and remotely, while delivering results for Canadians. We have therefore built on this experience and the Canadian Space Agency will adopt a hybrid and flexible work style as an integral part of its work environment.

Depending on the nature of the work required by the position and the operational needs, hybrid and flexible work arrangements, such as a combination of on-site and telework and compressed work schedules, are possible. Following the latest orientation from the Treasury Board Secretariat, the Canadian Space Agency will adopt a hybrid work model that will see employees working on-site at least two days per week, or the equivalent of 40% of their normal schedule depending on the agreement that will be discussed with their supervisor.

Intent of the process

The purpose of this process is to create a pool of candidates that will be used to staff positions within the Canadien Space Agency branches such as Space Exploration, Space Utilization, Space Science and Technology. It would be also used for appointments at similar positions with employment tenures, locations of work, language requirements, security requirements that may vary depending on the needs of the positions being staffed.

Positions to be filled: Number to be determined

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)

🎓 ESSENTIAL EDUCATION:
▪ Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university in an engineering discipline relevant to the duties of the position to be staffed, such as but not limited to: Aerospace, Computer, Electrical, Mechanical, Systems, Software.

OR

▪ Eligibility for certification as a professional engineer in Canada with specialization in an engineering specialty relevant to the duties of the position to be staffed.

Degree equivalency

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💼ESSENTIAL EXPERIENCE:

▪ At least seven (7) years of experience within the last fifteen (15) years in evaluating, analyzing and solving engineering problems and in making recommendations.
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The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)

Bilingual - Imperative (BBB/BBB)

Information on language requirements

📖KNOWLEDGE:

▪ Knowledge of space systems engineering standards and practices.
▪ Knowledge of space systems and space mission life cycle.
▪ Knowledge of the space environment and its impact on space systems design and verification.
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✍EFFICIENT COMMUNICATION ABILITIES:

▪ Ability to communicate a clear and precise message in person or in telepresence.
▪ Ability to communicate effectively in writing.
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🏆KEY COMPETENCIES:

▪ Thinking things through
▪ Showing initiative and being action-oriented
▪ Working effectively with others
▪ Demonstrating integrity and respect

The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)

The following qualifications may be used. Please demonstrate all qualifications that you believe you meet.

ASSET QUALIFICATIONS - EDUCATION🎓 :

▪ Post-graduate degree from a recognized university in an engineering discipline relevant to the duties of the position to be staffed, such as but not limited to: Aerospace, Computer, Electrical, Mechanical, Systems, Software.

Degree equivalency

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ASSET QUALIFICATIONS - EXPERIENCE👨‍💻 :

▪ Experience in dealing with technical and/or management staff of contractor firms or other stakeholders.

▪ Experience in Systems Engineering of electro-mechanical systems, particularly for systems required to operate in harsh environments*.
* Harsh environments include operation in extreme temperatures or pressures, or under rapid changes in temperature or pressure, or under exposure to ionizing radiations, corrosive agents, humidity, acceleration, vibration, micro-gravity, etc..

▪ Experience in a particular type of Satellite Spaceflight Mission (Communications, Earth Observation, Science, etc.) directly relevant to the duties of the position.

▪ Experience in a particular type of Space Exploration Spaceflight Mission (Human spaceflight, Planetary, Astronomy, etc.) directly relevant to the duties of the position.

▪ Experience in a Space specialty engineering (Electrical, Mechanical, Software, Robotics, etc.) directly relevant to the duties of the position.

▪ Experience working in an international collaboration program.

▪ Experience in the development of software products for complex space systems.

▪ Experience in Life Cycle Management of space, aerospace or military software development and maintenance.

▪ Experience in assembly, integration and tests of space systems.
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ORGANIZATIONAL NEEDS

Selection may be limited to members of the following Employment Equity groups: Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, women

Information on employment equity

Conditions of employment

Secret security clearance - - Note: Those selected must meet this condition on appointment and maintain it throughout their tenure in the position.

🔹 Willingness to travel in Canada or abroad several times per year for short durations.

🔹 Willingness to work at other facilities in and outside Canada (some of them may require special access) in support to operational needs for periods of a few days to a few weeks.

🔹Willingness to work overtime upon request and sometimes under tight deadlines.

🔹 Willingness to work shifts occasionally (e.g. during periods of integration and test).

🔹Willingness to relocate for a period of up to 1 year (e.g. in event a resident engineer is required at a contractor facility) in Canada or abroad. (only applicable for particular positions)

Other information

The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled and diverse workforce that reflects the Canadians we serve. We promote employment equity and encourage you to indicate if you belong to one of the designated groups when you apply.

Information on employment equity

CONSENT:

By participating in this process, you consent to the sharing of your application information with other departments in the event that you may be considered for and interested in a similar position.

EVALUATIONS:

A variety of assessment methods can be used, such as interviews, achievement records, performance appraisals and references. Contact information for your references will be requested if you are selected for an interview.

At the time of assessment, proof of citizenship and proof of education might be required. Candidates with foreign credentials must provide proof of Canadian equivalency. Please consult the Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials for further information at http://www.cicic.ca/.

OFFICIAL LANGUAGES:

Each person is entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of their choice (French or English). Applicants are asked to indicate their preferred official language in their application.

Preference

Preference will be given to veterans first and then to Canadian citizens and permanent residents, with the exception of a job located in Nunavut, where Nunavut Inuit will be appointed first.

Information on the preference to veterans

We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Contact information

Collective Staffing Team, Human Resources Direction
dotationcollective-collectivestaffing@asc-csa.gc.ca
Date modified:
2024-04-15